Year 1 Courses

BIOL1592-3
Human Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 1 (3,0,2)(L)
This course is intended primarily for students taking the Nursing and Respiratory Therapy programs. Space is also available for Academic students. The two-semester course covers both the anatomy and physiology of the human organ systems, emphasizing the relationship between structure and function.
Prerequisite: Biology 12 - C+ minimum or BIOL 11 or BIOL 0500

BIOL1692-3
Human Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 1 (3,0,2)(L)
A continuation of Biology 1592.
Prerequisite: BIOL1592

ENGL1100-3
Composition (4,0,0)
The emphasis is on the development of composition skills and on short essays, critical thinking and argument. Instructors may use some literature in the course.
Prerequisite: One of the following guidelines should be followed:
73% on the combined English 12 and Government exam (within the last 5 years)
or Level 4, on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years)
or completion of English 0600
or completion of CESL 0570 and CESL 0580 with a grade of B- or better

ENGL1110-3
Introduction to Prose Fiction (4,0,0)
A study of representative works of modern fiction - short story and novel. The course includes regular written assignments.
Prerequisite: One of the following guidelines should be followed:
80% on the combined English 12 and Government exam (within the last 5 years)
or Level 5, on the composition section of the Language Proficiency Index (within the last 2 years)
or completion of English 1100
or completion of CESL 0570 and CESL 0580 with a grade of B- or better

NURS 1170-3
Self and Others 1: Self Awareness (0,3,0)
This course focuses on the learner’s personal discovery of self and self in relation to others. Through interaction and reflection, emphasis is placed on understanding how personal beliefs, values, experiences, and perceptions have shaped self over time, and relate to and impact on our caring experiences with self and others (individuals, families and groups).
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Year 1 of the BSN program or by special arrangement with instructor

NURS1700-3
Professional Practice I:Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing (3,0,0)
This course is an introduction to the discipline of nursing. Participants explore the historical development of nursing knowledge and theory as well as contemporary understandings of nursing as a discipline and the body of knowledge that defines it. Relationships between practice, theory and research are explored.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Year one of the BSN program
Corequisites: NURS 1730, 1740

NURS 1730-3
Health and Healing I: Living Health (3,0,0)
This course is an introduction to the meaning of health including personal health, family health, community health and societal health. Participants examine significant theoretical and conceptual frameworks of health including health promotion, primary health care, prevention and determinants of health. By reflecting on personal experiences, participants have the opportunity to identify personal resources and/or challenges that impact health as well as recognize the diversity of beliefs, values and perceptions of health held by others. Opportunities to learn basic health assessment skills are included in this course.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Year one of the BSN program
Corequisites: NURS 1700, 1740

NURS 1740-3
Nursing Practice I:Introduction to Nursing Practice (0,3,4p)
This course is an opportunity for participants to integrate their learning from other Semester One courses with their beginning understanding of nursing practice. Participants are engaged with healthy families in the community and with nurses in practice to explore the breadth of nursing practice. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Year one BSN program
Corequisite: Be currently enrolled in NURS 1170, NURS 1700 and NURS 1730 or have previous credit for NURS 1170, NURS 1700 and NURS 1740

NURS 1800-3
Professional Practice II:Introduction to the Profession of Nursing (3,0,0)
This course is an introduction to the profession of nursing. Participants examine the foundational concepts of the curriculum and how the concepts relate to nursing practice. Participants also explore the history of the profession of nursing and have the opportunity to explore and critically reflect upon the political and socioeconomic forces that have shaped the status of women in society and the evolution of the nursing profession. Standards of nursing practice and responsibility for safe and ethical nursing practice are also explored.
Prerequisite: NURS 1170, 1700, 1730, 1740
Corequisites: NURS 1830, 1840

NURS 1830-3
Health and Healing II:Health Indicators (3,0,0)
Building on Health I, this course focuses on individual, family and community health assessment. Participants will have opportunities to explore and critique various theoretical and conceptual frameworks in relation to health assessment including early childhood development, family development, healthy aging and community development. The concept of assessment within the context of decision making is explored. Opportunities to learn basic health assessment skills are included in this course.
Prerequisite: NURS 1170, 1700, 1730, 1740
Corequisites: NURS 1800, 1840

NURS 1840-4
Nursing Practice II:Coming to Know the Client (0,3,4,8p)
This nursing practice experience provides opportunities to develop caring relationships with groups, families and individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on health assessment and coming to know how clients understand and promote their health, and the role of the nurse in partnering with the client in this process. Participants work with groups, families and individuals in the home and community, in agencies, and in care facilities to incorporate concepts and learning from all the courses in this semester into their nursing practice.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1592, NURS 1170, 1700, 1730, 1740
Corequisites: NURS 1800, 1830